Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD

Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD
About Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD

Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD received his undergraduate training from UC Berkeley, where he earned a degree in molecular cell biology in 1999. To further his training as a physician scientist, he then received the Dean Scholarship from Boston University School of Medicine to join their Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine MD-PhD program. He was awarded first prize for his PhD dissertation works, investigating the role of defective chromosome segregation underlying cancer initiation. In 2007, he concurrently earned an MD from the School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery and Urologic Surgery training at the University of California, Davis, and subsequently continued at UCSF to complete a fellowship in Urologic Oncology under the guidance of Peter Carroll, MD, MPH and Maxwell Meng, MD. At the end of his fellowship, Dr. Nguyen was recruited to join the faculty at UCSF department of urology, specializing in urologic oncology. He is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, located at Mission Bay. In 2015, Dr. Nguyen received the prestigious Department of Defense Physician training award to continue his research in understanding how the distinct ability of cancer cells to upregulate their stress response pathways upon oncogenic stress, chemotherapy or radiotherapy in order to evade cell death. He hopes that his findings could result in new therapies to target these adaptive pathways. His basic science research is under the mentorship of Davide Ruggero PhD.

Designation: Assistant Professor in Residence; Urologic Oncology

University of San Francisco